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White Breasted Cormorant

Chobe River, Namibia

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21 minutes ago, Soukous said:

White Breasted Cormorant

Chobe River, Namibia

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~ @Soukous

 

The water surface background color adds intensity.

 

It's a compelling image. I like it a lot!

 

Thank you for posting it.

 

Tom K.

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White Faced Whistling Ducks. 

There were loads of them around the Chobe river in May.

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Little Egret

Chobe River. May 2017

 

 

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Red Billed Buffalo Weaver

Khwai Concession, Okavango Delta. May 2017

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Just testing out posting since the site upgrade.

Grey Headed Kingfisher. Naboisho conservancy, Mara 2016.

 

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@Geoff and what an amazing capture to test the new look ST with!

 

Matt

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stunning capture @Geoff

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~ @Geoff

 

Your image exceeds any and all superlatives.

 

Maybe “as good as it gets” might do.

 

Tom K.

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Pied Kingfisher

Chobe River

May 2017

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Lilac Breasted Roller

Chobe River

May 2017

 

It's a massive crop but I still love the magnificent colours

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Martial Eagle, Naboisho conservancy,  Mara Oct' 2016.

 

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Wow! @Geoff, that's stunning

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Stunning indeed @Geoff - was the Martial Eagle flying over water?   I ask because the underwings are well-lit like sometimes happens with pelagic birds...

 

Also - careful or Game Warden will bust you for not doing a TR yet   :-)

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Abdim's stork, Meru national park, kenya. February 2017.

 

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2 hours ago, offshorebirder said:

Stunning indeed @Geoff - was the Martial Eagle flying over water?   I ask because the underwings are well-lit like sometimes happens with pelagic birds...

 

Also - careful or Game Warden will bust you for not doing a TR yet   :-)

 

@offshorebirder Just some very basic post processing to lighten the underwing area.

 

I promised myself I'd do a TR before my next trip in October. The problem has been finding the time to process images. I now have enough done that I can at least start a TR (hopefully this week) but it will begin in Zambia not Kenya (where the Martial eagle was captured).  

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Nice Abdim's Storks @Ben mosquito  -  that is a nemesis bird I would love to see!

 

 

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@Geoffand @Soukous, you have both outdone yourselves here!

 

@Ben mosquito, great shots of a fairly rare sighting!

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two big bombers... Lappet-faced vultures. OMC conservancy, Mara, 2016

  

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Another Lappet Faced Vulture. 

Not a particularly exciting shot but I'm pleased that I identified this correctly after our guide had said it was something else.

 

 

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Great vulture shots gentlemen!

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May as well keep the vulture theme going....

 

Another Lappet-faced vulture

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and correct me if i'm wrong. I think this is a Ruppells Vulture

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Nice shots @Geoff and yes looks like an adult Ruppell's Griffon Vulture.  The pale bill tip and lack of a white panel on the underwings would seem to eliminate White-backed Vulture.

 

I like the vulture theme, so here is another.

 

White-backed Vulture flying in with nesting material.  January 2016, Offbeat Mara camp, Mara North Conservancy. 

 

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We have had a media group here and on the first day they were blown away by the river in the early morning at sunrise.  So we took some of them out yesterday morning and to my astonishment JohnD and I saw that the skimmers had arrived (first sighting of the season).  I remarked to John that I was then hoping for mist, skimmers and sunrise and so was marginally surprised that it came together - although at a fair old distance.  

 

 

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